by James Sambo
President Goodluck Jonathan has compared the country’s present situation to the challenges faced by the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.
The president said Nigeria would get to its “promised land” just like the Israelites eventually made it to Canaan in spite of the encumbrances they faced along the way.
Jonathan made the comments on Sunday, January 11, during the wedding thanksgiving service of his foster daughter at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Abuja.
He said: “This is a period in which the whole world is being challenged, just like some of the passages we read. Whenever I think about all these happenings in Nigeria it makes me remember the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land.”
“When God promised they were going to be given a land full of milk and honey, ordinarily one would have expected them to just walk in and get the milk and honey.”
“But they had to cross the Red Sea; that was a challenge. They had to meet people like Annas and others. That was a big challenge, but because God wanted them to be there they were able to get there.”
“Surely, we will get to where we want to go as a nation. We may have the road bumps, we may have the obstacles but we will crush them and pass them. All we want to request is your continued support and your prayers, and we promise we will continue to do our best,” the president added.